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Life in an Official Minority Language in Canada

Written by Marc Leger :: [Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:30] Last updated by Kaitie Babin :: [Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:26]
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Year: 2014 Authors and Collaborators Landry, Rodrigue (dir.); Theme Canada
Official languages
Linguistic minorities
City: , Moncton Publishing Company: , Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities Abstract Under the direction of Rodrigue Landry, former Executive Director of the Institute, 19 researchers profile Canada’s two Official Language Minority Communities (OLMCs): the Anglophones living in Quebec and the Francophones living outside of Quebec.

Using data from Statistics Canada’s Survey on the Vitality of Official-Language Minorities (SVOLM), the study of the linguistic and social situation of these two groups allows one to have a better understanding of the issues and challenges faced by the minority groups. In fact, since 1968, Canada recognizes two official languages in its government structure, but official equality is not always synonymous with substantive equality, a situation that can lead to a certain amount of questioning. Using data from the SVOLM, the book presents analyses specific to each group. For the two OLMCs, it examines among other things issues relating to language transmission, minority school attendance, access to health services, media influence, social involvement and geographic mobility.

The book answers several questions relating to linguistic duality in Canada and includes several theoretical and empirical studies.
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